COVID-19 vaccine

By  Ahmed El Sherif 07:04 am March 31, 2021
An Abu Dhabi-based startup is claiming it has become the “first app in the world” to offer bookings for at-home COVID-19 vaccinations. Rizek, which specialises in on-demand personal and home services – such as DIY, tutoring, and beauty and wellness – has added a feature that enables anyone, subject to their location in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to book a private COVID-19 vaccine to be...
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By  Laura Lovett 11:38 am March 15, 2021
Facebook is the next tech giant to join the vaccine search and booking game. This morning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company is connecting to a new COVID-19 vaccination tool that helps users find where they can get vaccinated and opening times. The data is powered by VaccineFinder, a tool created by Boston Children's Hospital with CDC support, which also gives users links to...
By  Laura Lovett 01:40 pm March 3, 2021
Virtual care provider Ro will now be making house calls to distribute vaccines to older people and those with disabilities in New York. The company teamed up with New York State’s Department of Public Health to launch its efforts called COVID-19 Vaccine Drive. Patients are able to schedule their appointment via the new Vaccine Drive website. The effort is currently focused on individuals 65 and...
Media reports indicate that One Medical has allowed people connected with company executives and other ineligible individuals to skip the vaccination line.

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By  Mallory Hackett 11:32 am March 3, 2021
The pressure is rising for the tech-powered primary care platform One Medical as Congress has launched an investigation into its COVID-19 vaccination practices, NPR reported Tuesday. The publication tracked down a letter sent by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis to One Medical late Monday night that raises its concerns and demands documentation of the company’s vaccination...
Outside of the claims, One Medical’s financial results for both the fourth quarter and full year of 2020 improved year-over-year.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:57 pm February 26, 2021
One Medical, a tech-powered primary care platform, shared its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2020 yesterday amid a press storm that alleges the company has been vaccinating ineligible patients. A report from NPR found that the San Francisco-based company had allowed ineligible patients, including young, healthy people, as well as friends and family of company leadership,...
By  Mallory Hackett 11:41 am February 17, 2021
Individuals eligible for the coronavirus vaccine can now use the online fitness membership platform ClassPass to search for vaccine centers near them, the company announced Wednesday. Within the ClassPass app and website, members can find the most convenient vaccine location for them, along with information including hours of operation and contact information for nearby clinics. Although the app...
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By  Ahmed El Sherif 08:26 am February 5, 2021
As Dubai tightens restrictions ​following a surge in cases of COVID-19​, its largest airline and flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates is introducing new measures to facilitate international travel. Earlier this week, Emirates ​announced it has partnered​ with ​GE Digital Aviation Software​ and ​TE FOOD​ to trial ​TrustOne​, a smartphone app that automates medical screenings of a company’s...
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By  Laura Lovett 01:58 pm February 4, 2021
Buoy Health, a Boston-based company best known for its AI triage chatbot, is turning to the vaccine distribution space with the rollout of a new tool that helps employers gauge their workforce’s interest in the COVID-19 vaccine and design educational strategies around inoculation. Employers will be able to tap into the new tool and reporting dashboard via Buoy’s Back With Care and digital...
The Intelligent Vaccine Impact solution promises to increase the “availability and equitable access” of vaccines while assisting governments in the distribution process.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:00 pm February 3, 2021
Google Cloud has joined the growing list of tech companies creating tools to support the national COVID-19 vaccination effort with the launch of its Intelligent Vaccine Impact solution. The tool is designed to help regional and local governments vaccinate their populations by supplying them with a central location to share vaccine information, schedule inoculation appointments, track vaccine...
By  Laura Lovett 01:39 pm January 25, 2021
Google is now focusing its coronavirus efforts on vaccine distribution, with a new vaccine information and location search and a $150 million investment in vaccine education and access. In the next few weeks patients will be able to tap into Google's search and maps to find COVID-19 vaccination locations. The program is starting in Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, with more states on...